Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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So my iphone5 was working well last night but when i woke up this morning it was shutting down. Like there's this buffering thing in the middle of the black screen that just goes round and round. I tried charging it and pressing the power and home button. But nothing works. I tried looking for answers online but nothing seem to work. :/

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When you reboot the phone (hold power and home for 10 or more seconds) does the phone actually reboot? When/if it reboots does it go back to this powering down screen?


it doesn't work. It's still stuck in that same black screen with that shutting down logo (not the apple logo, it looks like the buffering this you see on youtube) in the middle.


Aside from restoring it and losing all of your unsaved date you might need to take it somewhere locally and disconnect/reconnect the battery. Occasionally these can "lock up". Also might need a restore. If you're information is saved via iCloud I would just restore the device via recovery mode tonight.


If you can't hard shut down using home and power button for 10 seconds then one of the buttons are definitely broken.


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It is usually the power button which fails the most on the iPhone 5, preventing you from force rebooting your phone (by simultaneously pressing Home Button + Power Button until the phone shuts down then restarts).

Simply take it to a near by repair store and ask them to disconnect and reconnect the battery. This will reboot your phone.

Or follow this guide until step 12, not more.

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